My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."
Anonymous

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William
Wordsworth

Friday, August 31, 2007

Show and Tell & Thesaurus Thursday

YIKES!!!
Somehow or another in all the hoop-de-la yesterday I managed to forget that it was once again Thursday. AND that there was a little something I do on Thursday. So I shall put both Yesterday's and Today's regular posts in one.

First off, our T-T words are
immure
oriel

Have fun making up silly definitions and leaving them in the comments.
As usual, I'll post the answers on Saturday (tomorrow).

AND

Kelli is hosting show and tell Friday again

So, here's mine.




This is the flag that flies above our mailbox. For Subvet's 50th birthday I had a flag flown over the Capitol Building in DC and then sent to him. That particular flag served its full lifetime duty and has since been cremated, however we always have a flag flying. Subvet is very conscientious about respecting all national times of mourning (ie flying at half-mast). For anyone interested in having a flag flown in DC write to your senator. The cost is comparable to that of the flag. You then tell them in whose honor the flag is flying. You can specify a date, (you'll receive it about 2 weeks later) or you can say "in honor of..." and have the flag to give on the special day. They send a very nice certificate with the flag suitable for framing.

Which leads me to this email that I got today.


Get your flag ready for 09/11/2007

Please join us in this FLY THE FLAG campaign and PLEASE forward this Email immediately to everyone in your address book asking them to also forward it. We have a few days and counting to get the word out all across this great land and into every community in the United States of America .

If you forward this email to least 11 people and each of those people do the same ... you get the idea.

THE PROGRAM:

On Tuesday, September 11th, 2007, an American flag should be displayed outside every home, apartment, office, and store in the United States . Every individual should make it their duty to display an American flag on this sixth anniversary of our country's worst tragedy. We do this honor of those who lost their lives on 9/11, their families, friends and loved ones who continue to endure the pain, and those who today are fighting at home and abroad to preserve our cherished freedoms.

In the days, weeks and months following 9/11, our country was bathed in American flags as citizens mourned the incredible losses and stood shoulder-to-shoulder against terrorism. Sadly, those flags have all but disappeared. Our patriotism pulled us through some tough times and it shouldn't take another attack to galvanize us in solidarity. Our American flag is the fabric of our country and together we can prevail over terrorism of all kinds

Action Plan:

So, here's what we need you to do ...

(1) Forward this email to everyone you know . Take a moment to think back to how you felt on 9/11 and let those sentiments guide you.

(2) Fly an American flag of any size on 9/11. Honestly, Americans should fly the flag year-round, but if you don't, then at least make it a priority on this day.

Thank you for your participation. God Bless You and God Bless America !



I will have to ask Subvet when he gets up if we're going to be at half mast on 9/11, if so I will let you know.


POP QUIZ!
There are only 2 appropriate ways to dispose of worn out American Flags, I named one, who can name the other??

What does flying the American Flag upside-down mean??

Does your American Flag ever touch the ground??

Is it appropriate to fly the American Flag at night??

15 comments:

jennifer said...

POP QUIZ!
There are only 2 appropriate ways to dispose of worn out American Flags, I named one, who can name the other??
BURN IT
What does flying the American Flag upside-down mean??
DISTRESS

Does your American Flag ever touch the ground??
NEVER

Is it appropriate to fly the American Flag at night??
ONLY IF IT IS LIT.

MightyMom said...

I mentioned burning...can you name the other?

jennifer said...

ok to the terms

immure- As a Georgian through birth I KNOW this!

In a sentence "Sarah immure!

Definition: move from one place to another.

In a sentence: "Oriel here?

Definition: slang "are ye all"

That is my best guess, from your fast talking short but sassy friend!

jennifer said...

OH I am a moron, when you wrote cremate, I was having a blond moment...duh of course cremate is burn it...

Bury it

Diane J. said...

Changed your colors again, huh? I like it!

Dang, Jennifer beat me to it, but I honestly knew all the correct answers to the quiz. I thought I had her beat with "bury it" but she came from behind and flummoxed me.

Hmm....Immure - to be immersed in or absorbed, such as a book. "Sarah was immured in the book".

Oriel - The Latin version of Ariel.

Okey dokey.

Hope y'all have a safe and happy Labor Day Weekend, Sarah.

Love and hugs,

Diane

MightyMom said...

D, I actually forgot it was Labor Day weekend till I read your post. Hubby gets paid double for working holidays so he works em all...just another day on the farm round here!

diana said...

i remember all the flags that were displayed after the 9-11 tragedy. i thought it was great. and i think this new campaign is great, too. i'll make sure our flag is flying that day.

hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Linda said...

This is what happens when you don't get a chance to read until late in the day - someone else gets to beat you to all the right quiz answers! As an Air Force Vet, I knew them all but Jennifer definitely got here first!

As for those Thesaurus Words - DUH!!! No clue at all!

MightyMom said...

Seeing as how I knew that a) Jen's Dad gave the ultimate sacrifice for our nation in Vietnam and b) Linda is an Air Force Vet...I figured y'all'd get the quiz....I guess the real question is who DOESN'T know those answers?? But I'd hate to embarrass anyone....

ellen b said...

Hi Mighty Mom!
Let's see what I know about flags oh before I go there BTW 9/11 is on Tuesday this year cuz I'm flying that day and my daughter wasn't pleased with me for that.
Now back to the flag quiz. Your flag should not touch the ground. If you fly your flag at night it should be properly lighted. was that correct?
Have a great labor day weekend!

Lana G! said...

I'll be flying my flag appropriately. Have a great weekend!

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts said...

I didn't know you could have a flag flown in someone's honor -- thanks for sharing that!

PEA said...

Catching up on all your news here...I'm still giggling over that Ethan laughing video, too precious! I'm glad to hear that both boys did well on their first day of preschool...I guess some parents just like to have the whole process recorded for prosperity! lol Our flag rules here in Canada are pretty much the same as in the States.

Penless Thoughts said...

I posted the same Flt the Flag Challenge on my blog this morning!!! Great minds think alike. We all need to be getting this word out.

I did not know about the DC flag opportunity. I'll have to remember that :o) Thanks for telling us.
Susan

MightyMom said...

Ellen, you're right it is on Mon. I'd copied the email as is..I've corrected it now.

Lana & Barbara welcome! glad to meet you!

Pea, interesting to know that respect for the flag of one's country doesn't vary much between us!

Susan, absolutely! We should all have our colors flying high on these important dates!